The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) has been constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 to provide free Legal Services to the weaker sections of the society and to organize Lok Adalats for amicable settlement of disputes.
Hon'ble Mr. Justice N.V. Ramana
Chief Justice of India & Patron-in-Chief,
National Legal Services Authority, New Delhi
N.V. Ramana, B.Sc., B.L., was born in an agricultural family on August 27, 1957 in Ponnavaram Village, Krishna District. He enrolled as an Advocate on February 10, 1983. He has practiced in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals and the Supreme Court of India in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Labour, Service and Election matters. He has specialized in Constitutional, Criminal, Service and Inter-State River laws. He has also functioned as Panel Counsel for various Government Organizations. He has functioned as Additional Standing Counsel for Central Government and Standing Counsel for Railways in the Central Administrative Tribunal at Hyderabad. He has also functioned as Additional Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh. He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27, 2000. He functioned as Acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013. He had participated in several National and International Conferences held in India and abroad and submitted papers on various topics of legal importance. Elevated as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 02.09.2013. Elevated as a Judge, Supreme Court of India w.e.f. 17.02.2014.
Sworn in as Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013
Sworn in as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 02.09.2013.
Elevated as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 17.02.2014.
Due to retire on 26-08-2022 (F/N).
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit
Executive Chairman, National Legal Services Authority, New Delhi
Born on November 9, 1957. Enrolled as an Advocate in June, 1983. Practised in the High Court of Bombay till December, 1985. Shifted his practice to Delhi in January, 1986. Designated as Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court in April, 2004. Appeared as Amicus Curiae in many matters. Appointed Special Public Prosecutor for CBI to conduct trial in all 2G matters under the orders of the Supreme Court. Member of Supreme Court of India Legal Services Committee for two terms. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on August 13, 2014. Due to retire on November 8, 2022.